Apartments planned for site of former hospital in Roxbury

The Boston Globe | By Tim Logan
May 5, 2017

A shuttered hospital in Roxbury could get new life as an apartment complex.

Kensington Investment Co., owned by Grand Circle Travel owner Alan Lewis, filed notice with the city Friday that it plans to turn the site of the former Jewish Memorial Hospital on Townsend Street in Roxbury into one of the largest market-rate housing developments the neighborhood has seen.

The firm owns a number of buildings around Boston and developed the 27-story Kensington apartment tower in the Theater District in 2013. It paid $5 million for the 5-acre Roxbury site in 2015, about a year after Radius Specialty Hospital, which had operated an 84-bed rehab facility for about a decade, abruptly closed due to financial troubles.

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